By Henrik Thorsen, IBM Denmark

 

Analytics projects mainly draw on mainframe-based transactional data. However, for decades, analytics solutions have been deployed as departmental applications, based on very specific business needs of the requesting department. Time for a change!  This Lecture describes how IBM z13 can you maximize current IT investments while adding functionality and improved price/performance. With new z13 features, applications can gain increased throughput for distributed operational BI and IBM DB2 query workloads, thus saving money in HW, SW, and labor.

We will discuss how much more memory, cache enhancements, and improved I/O bandwidth can be used to serve up more data to support exponential mobile transaction volumes. Real time insights at the point of impact with integrated analytics and transaction processing is now possible. Data and services are securely delivered, with minimal risk, on the most reliable platform, which includes Improved data resilience and SAN Fabric Priority. Mainframes are enabled for open source innovation, Linux is red hot and growing exponentially.

 

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He has worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for more than 50 years

By Henrik Thorsen, IBM Denmark

 

You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from and this presentations will show you the evolution of mainframe from its early years to now, where it serves as the centre of the IT infrastructure in the major part of western civilization IT companies.

The Mainframe has learned to be trustworthy and cooperative and delivers no or at least very few “blue Screen” experiences to the users and availability percentages of 100 are the rule of the game. When the Mainframe come to a halt it is news that makes headlines. The Mainframe has learned to be cooperative and the engines has learned to do more than just ordinary mainframe workloads..

The new versions of the Mainframe (z13) delivers even more value for money and this presentation will show where these extra benefits come from.

 

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He has worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for more than 50 years

By Henrik Thorsen, IBM Denmark

 

In this session we will discuss how the Mainframe is shaping and helping us in our daily life in the Nordic Region. We will review how many Mainframes exist, how they are organized, which kinds of workload they run and conclude that our entire society basically will come to a grinding halt if we decided to turn them all off. We will also briefly discuss what means are taken to ensure adequate performance, scalability, security and availability as well as disaster recovery. We will also preview where all of this is headed in terms of future development both in terms of processor complex architectures as well as key workload trends.

The Infrastructure impact of turning of the mainframe would result in no banking, no tax, no welfare, no insurance, no ….  

The Mainframe delivers workload capacity that has no real competition with 1.5 million CICS and IMS transactions pr. second all over the world compared to Googles 60.000 transactions pr. second just for starters (2014 transaction volume estimates).

We will see that driving large volumes of transactions on this platform are essential to the countries and population in the region and you will hear real life stories from the experiences  from EVRY in Norway, Volvo in Sweden, Tieto in Finland and JN Data in Denmark, where more than 200 mill. transactions are run on the Mainframe every day both in traditional Mainframe environments as well as mobile workloads and also see that the Mainframe acts as the superserver for these companies and sometimes even are neglected because of the stability the is the trademark of this platform.

 

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He has worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for more than 50 years

By Morag Hughson, MQGem Software Limited, UK

 

This session will provide illustrations and insight on the various techniques and capabilities available for MQ Administrators to meet "Monitoring" and "Auditing" demands for WebSphere MQ on all platforms. With the ever increasing demands to provide system runtime "high availability" along with the need to comply with the constantly changing internal and external audit demands, this session will provide information on what can be done from a WebSphere MQ perspective.

 

Prior to working for MQGem Software Limited as a Technical Education Specialist designing  MQ courses, Morag worked in IBM for 18 years designing, developing and servicing the IBM MQ product (formerly Websphere MQ and MQSeries). For the last 10 years of that time she was the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms. Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world. 

Moderated by Henrik Thorsen, IBM Denmark with IBM Speakers from laboratories iin US and UK

 

The technical Infrastructure elements of System z  infrastructure will be covered to put the audience in possession of what System z and the Mainframe offers to the IT community.

The elements of Transaction Processing, Message Queueing, Database, Application Develo0pment and Architecture will be covered by experts in their fields and the moderator will put it all in perspective building on his many years of experience with and on the platform all over the world.

 

The Moderator Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He has worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for more than 50 years

By Zhou Xing Jun, IBM China

Today government regulations become more stringent on enterprise financial systems, business continuous availability and disaster recovery requirements, IT faces increasing challenges to reduce both planned and unplanned outages.  IBM GDPS solution family are a collection of offerings that can help to address a different set of IT resiliency goals for our clients. Many of GDPS solutions are based on disk replication technology, and so have limitations in achieving the aggressive
RTO and RPO goals while supporting sufficient site separation.  So A new solution called GDPS/Active-Active is designed  to significantly reduce the planned outrages for maintenance and upgrades, and provide business continuous availability in the event of an unplanned workload or site failure.  Last year one of the largest bank in China have implemented GDPS/Active-Active solution in their production environment.  The presentation will give you an overview of the GDPS/Active-Active solution,  an introduction of its components and finally share the real customer use case in China.

 

Joined IBM in 2005, as a technical leader in service delivery team in GTS, China.  
Provided technical consultancy and support to major banks in China over 10 years.
Attended multiple key mainframe projects in China, including the first Parallel Sysplex implementation, the first GDPS/XRC implementation, etc
Provided supported the first GDPS/Active-Active project world wide.

 

By Jamie Squibb, IBM  UK

 

IBM MQ is the market-leading messaging product that enables anywhere-to-anywhere integration, from the simplest pair of applications or devices requiring basic connectivity and data exchange, to the most complex business process management environments using a wide variety of endpoints. IBM Integration Bus (IIB) aims to provide a universal connectivity solution with its ability to route and transform messages FROM anywhere TO anywhere, and is often referred to as an "Advanced Enterprise Service Bus". This session presents a high-level, technical overview of both products. Come to this session to learn about the rationale behind messaging and connectivity and the business problems they solve.

 

Jamie Squibb is one of the main WebSphere MQ for z/OS developers. Prior to this he worked in a team developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for WebSphere Message Broker, specialising on z/OS and Linux.

By Jamie Squibb, IBM  UK

 

IBM MQ topologies often underpin business applications that demand very high levels of availability. This session explains some of the availability features in IBM MQ, including clusters and queue-sharing groups, then discusses how they can be used to provide continuous availability for applications during installation upgrades.

 

Jamie Squibb is one of the main WebSphere MQ for z/OS developers. Prior to this he worked in a team developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for WebSphere Message Broker, specialising on z/OS and Linux.

By Emil Kotrc,CA  Czech Republic 

Did you notice that DB2 11 and Hadoop are now closer to each other than ever before? DB2 11 includes features that allow integration with Hadoop/IBM BigInsights, which simply means that DB2 can work with Big Data much easier. This presentation will make a brief overview of the technologies behind this relationship and will show a step-by-step guideline of how to start exploring DB2 11 and Hadoop/BigInsights integration. • Objectives: o Define and explain basic terms like BigData, Hadoop, IBM BigInsights, HDFS, JAQL. o Review the process of enabling DB2 11 access to Hadoop/BigInsights. o Take the implementation steps - create IBM provided UDFs, setup the WLM, configure BigInsights, read HDFS, run JAQL scripts.

 

Emil Kotrc is a principal software engineer at CA Technologies working in Prague Technology Center since 2005. He started on Resource management products for Mainframe and later moved into Database management for DB2 for z/OS area. Before joining CA Technologies, Emil worked in an academic environment.

By Dave Gorman, IBM  UK

 

IBM Integration Bus for z/OS formerly known as WebSphere Message Broker for z/OS, is an enterprise service bus (ESB). Being the center of your enterprise integration , performance of the bus is critical. Optimising performance of your environment can lead to real $$ savings, time is money! This presentation is an introduction to the key concepts of understanding performance, and tuning techniques for IBM Integration Bus, enabling you to fully understand where any bottlenecks are, so they can be tuned to improve performance and reduce cost. We look at lowering hardware requirements, maximising throughput and meeting SLAs by increasing the understanding of the behaviour of your integration nodes and applying best practice approaches to improving performance. Since there are multiple approaches to solving every problem in IBM Integration Bus we illustrate some of the common pitfalls and ways to avoid them.

 

Dave has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. After joining IBM in 1999, he worked in a service support role for a short time, after which he moved to the IBM Integration Bus development team. Dave has worked on a number of components within IIB, majoring on the z/OS aspects. He leads the IBM Integration Bus Performance team, which also enables him to work with a lot of IIB customers through Proof of Concepts and solution designs. Outside of work he spends most of his time with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys riding his bike and walking his dog.

By Morag Hughson, MQGem Software Limited, UK

 

This sessions looks at how security facilities are provided in WebSphere MQ for z/OS. It will provide an introduction to WebSphere MQ for z/OS Security, looking at, what security is available, how it is activated/deactivated, what types of resources can be protected and an insight as to how WebSphere MQ for z/OS determines which userids it uses for the checks it performs. IBM MQ V8 introduced a number of new security features and many of these were just as applicable on z/OS as other platforms, so we will show how these features work on z/OS, and what error messages to look out for when using them.

 

Prior to working for MQGem Software Limited as a Technical Education Specialist designing  MQ courses, Morag worked in IBM for 18 years designing, developing and servicing the IBM MQ product (formerly Websphere MQ and MQSeries). For the last 10 years of that time she was the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms. Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world.